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  1. “How do I start collecting art?”

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    “How do I start collecting art? And how do I know if the artwork is any ‘good’?”

    If you do any kind of research you will soon discover that artwork is frequently labeled as “good”, “great” or “inspirational”. Now do you want to be collecting art?

    Frankly there are only two rules of thumb you should consider when it comes to buying or collecting art:

    (1) Buy what you like
    (2) Setting and sticking to a budget (more…)

  2. The Arts and Crafts Style Comes South with the National Arts & Crafts Conference

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    The Arts and Crafts Movement

    National Arts & Crafts Conference

    It was the style that changed America forever

    In 1910 the Arts and Crafts movement swept across the country, creating a demand for millions of modest, affordable bungalows filled with the handcrafted oak furniture of Gustav Stickley, matte green pottery by Grueby and Rookwood, mica lighting by the Roycroft Copper Shop, and handwoven textiles decorated with cattails, gingko leaves, and purple iris blossoms.

    And while it started in New York and Chicago, it didn’t stay just there. (more…)

  3. Is Mountain Made part of a non-profit?

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    “Are you part of a non-profit or some other Asheville art organization or group?”

    Live demos

    NOTE: Here at the gallery, we frequently get questions about who we are and why we do things the way that we do. This blog post is just one of a series of answers to these commonly asked questions.


    No not currently. But we are members of the Downtown Asheville Art District and the Asheville Chamber of Commerce.

    However, Mountain Made did start out as a project created by Mountain BizWorks, a local Asheville NC non-profit.

    The gallery was setup to help showcase the local artists in the region and encourage the development of more arts and craft businesses. (more…)

  4. Jason Probstein: Asheville Glass Blower at Work

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    Asheville Glass blower

    Asheville Glass blower, Jason Probstein is a lampworker and scientific glass blower who lives here in Asheville, North Carolina. He uses Corning Pyrex glass tubing and rods to create his wonderful artwork. He uses a 3000 degree torch to heat and shape his glass art into strong and very durable pieces like ornaments and goblets.

    Scientific Glassblowing Asheville NC

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    Glassblowing Asheville - Jason blowing glass at Mountain Made gallery

    Jason received his degree in scientific glass blowing from the Salem Community College and has studied Venetian glass techniques at the Penland School of Crafts.

    Jason as a nationally known glass blower has had his glass ornaments and other collectibles displayed in various art galleries and museum gift shops the throughout the Untied States (such as the Smithsonian).

    His lightweight, yet durable Christmas ornaments are unique in both their shape, colors and patterns. It is this attention to detail that makes Jason’s work stand out among other glass artists.

    Mountain Made is proud to have had Jason display his craft during the holiday season for the past 5 years. We invite you to come by the gallery and watch Jason at work.

  5. Will there be a Black Friday sale at Mountain Made?

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    Will there be a Black Friday sale?

    As you can imagine, that’s a question we get asked quite a lot around this time of year. To answer it, we’ve created a quick blog post for you.

    Read on to find out…